Today is Friday, 8th May

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Across the way the lilac bush is coming into its own and the smell is glorious.

Local gardens are decorated with bunting and flags, and one even has the a model jeep in the drive.

As we were driving back from shopping, there was a two minute silence on the radio and many people were standing at the end of their drives showing their respect. Some had tables and chairs at suitable distances in their front gardens intending to have ‘tea’ rather than street parties. Community spirit is wonderful.

For us, we had our anniversary dinner today and the butcher did not disappoint with the steak. I cooked it in a frying pan with a little water on a low heat, turning often, and it was tender and moist, practically falling away from the knife.
I served it with garlic bread, mixed veg, wedges and garlic mushrooms.
Unable to get the frozen garlic mushrooms we prefer, I improvised and the end result was not bad at all.
We bought some fresh button mushrooms and I boiled about a dozen in a saucepan with some chopped garlic. I drained off the liquid, then tossed the mushrooms in some dry sage and onion stuffing mix, and put them in the oven to ‘do’ whatever it would (this was an experiment after all).
After 15 minutes, I was ready to serve and although they weren’t exactly how I’d hoped to look at, they tasted extremely good. Had we had salad instead of mixed veg, the crunchy left over mix in the baking tray would have gone well on the lettuce to give it a ‘bit of bite’.
I shall be making my cheesecake tomorrow as it’s too late for Hubby to have some if I make it today.

Keep safe everyone.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Today is Friday, 8th May

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Happy Anniversary Di! Wishing you many, many more. Everything looks and sounds delicious.

  2. joyroses13 says:

    I love the smell of lilacs! Sounds like a very nice day!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    If I sit quietly on your drive can I have some cheese cake tomorrow! Dinner looks fab πŸ‘ŒπŸ’œ

  4. Sadje says:

    Happy anniversary Di.

  5. Liz says:

    Love the lilac display.
    I have some bunting displayed in my living room window for today. I put it up late last night before bed.
    It’s a lovely sunny day today.
    Happy Anniversary x

  6. It sounds like you had a great day, Di. I just love the English sense of community. We don’t have that here at all.

  7. I remember V-E day and the joy felt as the Second World War was over in Europe. We were still at war with Japan. Stay safe!

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